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douching

Gynecology The rinsing of the vagina and cervix with water or other solutions; as a contraceptive method, it is essentially useless; because the vagina has a normal acidic environment which is protective, frequent douching is ill-advised
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Although, generally, douching has fallen out of favor and most authorities advise against it, studies have shown that there can be a benefit when used for vaginosis or vaginitis in relieving symptoms.
Dr Awolude declared that douching is not good, adding that research have found associations between douching and reduced fertility, HIV, yeast infections, pelvic inflammatory disease and other s3xually transmitted diseases.
Patients were cautioned that initial use of nasal douching may cause tickling sensation of the nose and sometimes mild spot bleeding can be noticed in the discharged douche solution.
More concerning, douching was found to increase the risk of infection, with a greater number of cancer-causing HPV strains rising by 40%.
Keywords: Vaginal douching, Douching, Vulvovaginalsymptoms, Vaginal symptoms.
Vaginal douching and racial/ethnic disparities in phthalates exposures among reproductive-aged women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2004.
We found that vaginal douching after intercourse also increases the risk (almost 2 times higher risk) of vaginal infections.
Females in the intervention group reported a reduction in douching compared with those in the control group: Over the 12-month follow-up period, women in the intervention douched 56% less often than controls.
Vaginal douching, condom use and sexually transmitted infections among Chinese female sex workers.
Too much douching can disrupt the bacterial balance and lead to infection.
NEW ORLEANS -- Despite the growing consensus that douching can threaten gynecologic health, the practice is not widely discouraged by health care providers, a small survey suggests.